CFP: [Travel] The Green Nineteenth Century: Ecotourism and Travel Writing

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Christine Roth
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Call for Papers
The Green Nineteenth Century

Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 26-28, 2009

We welcome paper and panel proposals concerning any aspect of “green”
studies in the long nineteenth century, including, but not limited
to “ecocriticism” in nineteenth-century studies; history of ecological
science, environmental ethics, and environmentalist activism; nineteenth-
century studies and animal welfare; ecofeminist philosophy and gender
politics; contemporary discourses on nature; nineteenth-century
ecotourism; Romantic “ecopoetics” and the politics of nature; “green”
program music and tone poems; sustainability, including sustainable
architecture and interior design; landscape painting; dramatic scenery;
gardening and farming; conservation movements; and the idea of
the “natural” or “unnatural.”

Equally welcome are proposals for papers and panels on Irish studies,
earth-centered religions, the idea of the “new,” and other understandings
of “green” studies in the nineteenth century.

Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) for 20-minute papers that provide
author's name and paper title in heading, as well as a one-page c.v., due
by Oct. 3, 2008 to

Christine Roth, Program Chair
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh <>

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted can, at that point, submit
a full-length version of the paper in competition for a travel grant to
help cover transportation and lodging expenses.

Bringing people together for conferences can impact the environment
through the smog and greenhouse gas emissions associated with air and
ground travel, as well as the paper, plastic, and food waste associated
with the event. For this reason, the 30th annual meeting of the
Nineteenth Century Studies Association will also incorporate as
many “green” options and resources as possible to reduce the conference-
related environmental impact.

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